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What's the easiest way to change an ignition switch in a 02 impala without spending a fortune at the dealership. Is there a way to get around the passlock system??
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Chevy Mechanic: cartech, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago
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the ignition cylinder is all thats bad not the ignition switch its pretty easy to change
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I know that much, it's the GM passlock B.S that concerns me... is that a concern or a problem?
Chevy Mechanic: cartech, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago
no if you change the cylinder it has the passlock sensor in it and the new sensor should fix all the problems
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
ok,,we shall see what happends
Chevy Mechanic: cartech, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago
you will need to do a relearn on the new cylinder do you know how to do that
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
no...
Chevy Mechanic: cartech, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago
turn the key to start and release the security light will go out after ten minutes turn the key off do not remove from the ignition repeat the process 3 times total and the relearn is complete
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
sound simple, you had me nervous... everything i'm reading online is talking about a scanners and VTD's.
Chevy Mechanic: cartech, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago
good luck
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